Merrick-Surdex JV Awarded Contract with USGS

June 7, 2016 – COLORADO – The Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture (JV) has signed a five-year, multimillion dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract (GPSC) with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state, and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for the purpose of fulfilling their geospatial data requirements.

“The Merrick-Surdex JV is excited to support the USGS with their mission of serving the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life,” says Merrick President and CEO, David G. Huelskamp.

The contract will be administered through the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) located in Rolla, MO in an effort to obtain geospatial data services throughout the United States and its territories. The contract will also be used to support the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and used by other federal, state and local agencies. Contract services provided will include, but are not limited to: imagery and LiDAR data acquisition; photogrammetric mapping; and aerotriangulation; orthophotography; thematic mapping; geographic information systems development; surveying and control acquisition; image manipulation, analysis, and interpretation; map digitizing; data manipulations; primary and ancillary data acquisition; metadata production and revision; and the production or revision of geospatial products defined by formal and informal specifications and standards.

Merrick & Company (, an engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, planning, and geospatial solutions firm, serves domestic and international clients in the energy, national security, life sciences, and sustainable infrastructure markets. The employee-owned company maintains offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

urdex Corporation ( is a photogrammetric engineering firm providing digital orthophotography, GIS basemapping, and LiDAR services, developing mapping solutions and data management for economic and industrial development, land use, planning, EMS, resource management, tax assessment, and health and human services.

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